100% Petite Sirah
These old vines on the York Creek vineyard were picked well past full maturity. The long drawn-out fermentation left slight residual sugar and relatively high volatile acidity which combined with the oak to make this rich, unusual wine.
Ridge wine is made with an emphasis on quality and naturalness that is rarely attempted. Our grapes are grown in select vineyards (usually identified on the label), where they are left to ripen to peak maturity, often at some loss of quantity. We let the wine settle and age in small barrels, with only rare cellar treatment other than racking. Varieties are not blended unless indicated on the label. Near Black Mountain on Monte Bello Ridge, our main vineyard is 10 miles south of Palo Alto, 15 miles inland from the ocean, and over 2000 feet in elevation.
Average Rating: 88
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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